Although Wednesday was supposed to be Gregory Mitros’ day in court, his preliminary hearing did not occur because the commonwealth requested a continuance for further investigation into the .
The “dangling modifier” in the case, Michael Quinn, Mitros’ lawyer said, is figuring out how the gun that was normally kept in the second floor of the Mitros’ home made it to the first floor where the shooting occurred.
Mitros, 52, who is for allegedly shooting his wife June 20 in their home in the 100 block of Markle Street, maintains, Quinn said, that he “has no idea how the gun got to the first floor” and “never meant to shoot his wife.”
More than 10 family and friends, including law enforcement officials, Quinn said, were at the Criminal Justice Center on Filbert Street to support Mitros and were hoping that the charge would be reduced and bail could be set.
The preliminary hearing was rescheduled for August 2, but the case may be before a judge next week as Judge Patrick Dugan ruled that the case was on status and could be waived.
"Go home now," Quinn told family and friends outside the courtroom. "But you are on call."
If a waiver is received, Quinn said he will be arguing for bail. Mitros, who was not in the courtroom, has been in custody since June 20.